Jessica Dailey

LAST CHANCE to Win a Shiny New Linus Bike and Bike Bag (worth $730) for Earth Day!

by , 04/29/11

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To get everyone excited about making every day Earth Day, we’ve teamed up with Linus Bikes to offer one lucky reader a chance to win a shiny new bicycle – and today is the last day to enter! What better way to green your lifestyle than by swapping your carbon-spewing car for a stylish and eco-friendly bike? Linus is offering the winner a sweet Roadster Sport or a Dutchi 3 bike with a Linus Market Bag in their choice of color. All you have to do is tell us what your resolution to make Earth Day every day is. Whether it’s switching to a veg-only diet or ditching plastic bags completely, pick one sustainable action that you will commit to for a whole year and post it in the comments below. The commenter with the best resolution will nab an awesome Linus Bike – so show us what you’ve got! Remember, the deadline is tonight, so if you haven’t already, enter now!

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY:

1. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER HERE > (If you are not already a subscriber). We’ll be announcing all the winners of our Earth Year Resolution Contest in our weekly newsletter, so if you want to find out if you won, you’ll need to receive it in order to claim your prize!

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3. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW and share your Earth Year resolution for living a greener life! The deadline for this fabulous giveaway is Friday, April 29th. We’ll pick the comment we like best and announce the winner in our newsletter, so make sure you’re signed up!



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Simple yet reliable, Linus bikes are inspired by the elegant French bicycle designs of the ’50s and ’60s. They are utilitarian bikes, designed for city riders. The company describes its Roadster Sport as “the ultimate gentleman’s ride,” with three speeds and classic steel fenders, and the Dutchi 3 is a classic Dutch bike with a sweeping frame and upright posture. Both models come equipped with a mid-century alloy bell and a Linus alloy rear rack, perfect for carrying the Linus Market Bag. The durable canvas bag rolls down over the rack to accommodate larger loads, and the leather shoulder strap makes it easy to carry with you. If you’re a fan of Linus Bikes be sure to “like” their Facebook page for news and announcements!

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  1. Jjones782 April 29, 2011 at 12:10 am

    I make it earth day every day but using reusable shopping bags and drinking from my klean kanteen

  2. madison b madison b April 28, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    My Earth Day resolution is to inspire others to take action in greening their lives. I recently found out my town started a magazine recycling program. To inspire others to participate I knew I had to focus on other rewards and green living was a happy side effect of it. I focused on trash disposal costs, security fraud protection (FYI Criminals can get your credit info from the back of magazines), and the town’s benefit. So far numerous family members have participated and feel good about this new initiative and slowly the resistant become the leaders. Maybe this ripple effect will grow and make out whole town sustainable and eco-friendly.I sure hope so.

  3. nickbuz April 28, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Earth Day every day = recycling daily + walking more places instead of driving + re-usable grocery bags + tuning off unnecessary lights

  4. motherlodebeth motherlodebeth April 28, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Am always looking for ways to be more frugal, i.e. ‘green’. Have been looking for a sturdy old woman’s bike but cant find one. But I live a small lifestyle. Sew what few clothes I have, cook all my meals at home which are non meat. Grow a vegetable garden which I share with others. Have a grey water set up, drink tap water, use a solar oven, and produce nothing that needs throwing away. What kitchen scraps I have, either the chickens or the compost bin get. Use the library, listen to the radio and read newspapers etc online. What food I dont grwo I get at farmers markets and I always have used canvas shopping bags.

    But I live a small lifestyle. Sew what few clothes I have, cook all my meals at home which are non meat. Grow a vegetable garden which I share with others. Have a grey water set up, drink tap water, use a solar oven, and produce nothing that needs throwing away. What kitchen scraps I have, either the chickens or the compost bin get. Use the library, listen to the radio and read newspapers etc online. Get up when its light, go to bed when it gets dark. Have looked for a good sturdy woman’s bike but most I cannot afford, because I live a simple lifestyle I need/have less money. Sadly around here people can get more money from the recycling center than they can selling an old bike.

  5. Eddie Lau April 28, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Recycle, reduce and reuse all the time! Find other use for items no use; buy only the minimum amount needed; and BYOB!

  6. wrickman April 28, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    My plan is to switch from my car to my bike for my commute. When the Cleveland weather doesn’t cooperate the bus will be my backup. I also have a plan in the works to challenge some co-workers to do the same. Many of us live within a five mile radius of the office so there is really no reason to drive. Our wallets and Earth will both appreciate this plan.

  7. Ioanna April 28, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    i swapped plastic bottles with a flask..
    ..plastic bags with my extra large Snoopy bag made of fabric and..
    ..(hopefully)soon i will be able to put my car aside and use this gorgeous bike as my main means of transportation (for uni, shopping, recreation etc).

    Cheers for the opportunity and the encouragement

  8. dillon68 April 28, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    I promise to be greener by not flying in private jets,helicopters & by NOT traveling in limos & yachts! :-)

  9. dillon68 April 28, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    I promise to be greener by not flying in private jets,helicopters & by not traveling in limos & yachts!

  10. Ming Liu April 28, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    green is just sane not heroic

  11. captunderp April 28, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Biking to workas often as possible, car-pooling when not riding a bike, encouraging the store where I work to switch to more earth-friendly lighting and keeping my footprint as small as possible. Reading these other other comments, I see I have big shoes to fill – great thinking is contagious!

  12. allrainbowsend April 28, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    I’ve been wanting to ride to classes, ride to work and the shops so I don’t need my car. Finding the funds to get a decent bike, helmet, lock etc just hasn’t happened yet though. With a reliable bike I could sell my car and put the money towards my green home dream.

  13. windscrew April 28, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    I already ride a very good bike, but participation is it’s own reward. Through my associates, I am involved in developing environmentally sensitive, socially dynamic enterprises. We have various focuses including developing an awareness of the business dynamics inherent within the standard family unit. It is our belief that providing this awareness is an appropriate measure for instilling a functional awareness of ‘Economy’, within the dynamics that the family unit must negotiate to interact with it’s immediate community.

  14. bethro April 28, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    I am buying a clothes line and washing my clothes on cold. I keep reading about how much energy this saves so it’s time to do it!

  15. zlypy April 28, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    this year, I will finally build a real composting station, near a garden that I hope will be able to sprout dozens of plants for my family.

  16. KatyLA April 28, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Well, it’s April, so it’s about time I come up with a New Year’s Resolution. Better late than never right? I have tried to live my life as green as possible. I buy clothes made in LA, I live close to where I work, I buy almost solely local, organic produce and other foods, and I cut meat almost entirely out of my diet.

    However, I am embarrassed to say, I have never been able to give up driving my car the mere 5 miles to work. I drive to work everyday, ashamed the whole way.

    So I’ve finally decided. This is the weekend I’m going to walk the walk, or rather, ride the bike. Out with the old cruiser from college, in with a new road bike. I’m nervous and quite sure I may kill myself (my clumsiness abounds), but I’ll be smiling all the way. Can’t wait to start!

  17. siquinina April 28, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    I think we need to educate ourselves first, to live a sustainable life and then to then we can teach people because in one way people need to see results. It is easy to say but sometimes is hard to do it. I think we can learn from other cultures. I never noticed that my family and I were living a sustainable class until i was in my sustainable class. I never thought about. So i thought that we can teach ourselves by looking other country or cultures’ ways of living, the simple life they have.I still learning from my own culture/country.

  18. elaine.edmonds April 28, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    My Earth Day Resolution as an eco-urban designer is to work even harder this year to facilitate people to live more resiliently and with less impact. To do this I will continue my research on green infrastructure, improve my designs and work on the accessibility of green design for everybody.

  19. Hsuanwei April 28, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Now that my project team members and I are about to complete the construction of a compost toilet at our college’s organic farm in sunny Claremont, California, I resolve to pee in a waterless urinal (even if it means walking 8 minutes to an academic building from my dorm) as often as possible (instead of peeing and letting the yellow “mellow” like I do now, hehe) and of course, making the long trek to the organic farm to help close the nutrient cycle loop at the new, fancy wood-and-weaved-bamboo compost toilet! :)

  20. kamfamily April 28, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    We are creating a community garden equipped with composting shed, and self sustaining rainwater collection and distribution system.

  21. cootie55555 April 28, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    What is URGENTLY NEEDED is the use of natural sustainable energy sources. When I move, I am going to buy a WIND TURBINE and SOLAR PANELS. The initial financial investment will be significant, but in the long run, it will save a lot of money and other energy resources.

  22. siquinina April 28, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Something that will absolutely help us is to educate ourselves first how to have and live a sustainable life to then teach people how to live a green sustainable life. I think that it is easy to say it but not to do it. It’s funny that i didn’t know my family and i were living a kind of sustainable life back home until i start thinking about it in my sustainable design class. Then i thought that different cultures have different ways of living and sometimes even though we do not know about sustainable things we are living a sustainable life. So i think we can learn from other cultures’ way of living, I’m learning from my own country.

  23. Tim S. April 28, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Just discovered INHABIT today and look forward to spending some time here. I have no motor vehicle but five bicycles. None of them have fenders so this Linus would be handy. However, I am a logical positivist, the greatest good for the greatest number, so someone else probably deserves this bike more than I do.

  24. scruffyduffy April 28, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    I am legitimately trying to get rid of my car and get a bike and an eco-friendly scooter asap!!

    I’m a vegan of ten years (vegetarian of twenty)and am hoping to to a more raw, local diet this summer. I want to reduce the amount of waste I create by not buying as much boxed/canned food as possible, etc. It was something that hit me this past year that the amount of garbage I create is unacceptable. I’ve made a decent effort but it can always, always be better.

    I try to buy green cleaners and products but need to convert myself completely. I would like to represent and embody what my soul believes and feels. I feel I am halfway there. I would like to be as close to all the way there some point this summer.

    So this summer, I plan to sell my car, get a bike, and create less pollution. I think it will also reduce the stress that seems to plague drivers these days — everyone is just too irritated. I’d like to get away from that lifestyle. I’d also like to go mainly raw and buy mostly local (when possible). And do a green-over to any kitchen and cleaning supplies I have. I also want to organize some neighborhood clean-ups and joined a green meetup group to get started on that.

    I want to be accountable for my choices and actions on this earth. It’s not about me. It’s about every being that we share this place with. I’d like to help be their voice.

  25. lumaricalva lumaricalva April 28, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    n my opinion, to make that Earth Day becomes every single day, it is a good, and challenging, practive to awake the concienciousness of people who don’t care about environment. I mean to explain why the performance of one single and simple action is so important, and how to do it. Therefore those behaviors will expand faster, same as roots, and Earth Day will be closer to become a truly everyone’s celebration.

  26. griffariff April 28, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    My wife and I bought a different house this past summer. This spring and summer, we will be capturing rain water from our roof for watering our grass and plants. We have a large garden that we hope to share with our friends for a community garden. We are using solar LED lights for aesthetic treatment in the yard and hope to install LED lighting over our outdoor summer kitchen. We will be using cool air from under our large deck to circulate through our house instead of air conditioning. I would give the bike to my wife so that we can ride as a family for summer evening fun. Happy Earth Day.

  27. cezeOne April 28, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    I ride my bike everywhere the days I am not “in the office”. I am humble that I can work from home 4 days a week. My girlfriend and I are both organic vegetarians and prefer to shop locally. We use our green bags instead of plastic ones. I use my backpack when picking up more stuff. We started our own garden this year as well. We use sunlight in the daytime and small l.e.d. lamps in the evening during dinner. We live pretty minimalist lives. We turn off everything and sit on the patio often until Texas summers come.

  28. scotthalvie scotthalvie April 28, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    My green Resolution:
    Over the last two years I have become more aware.
    I no longer eat meat and used clothing is what I wear.
    I have even lowered my bills on the heating and the air.
    I recycle at home and bike when I roam.
    I installed dessert landscaping around my home.
    So what is the action that I promise to do?
    I promise to teach others to do these things too!

  29. jedibabe April 28, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    As a doctoral student I go through tons of paper printing articles to read and others I need to submit. My goal is to go totally paperless with a new app that allows me to take notes on downloaded pdf’s and highlight as well. Now while I study solutions to the environmental issues I can be less of the problem anyways! As an added bonus, all my folders full of papers will be digitally stored.

  30. mems mems April 28, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Hello Inhabitant. Many months ago some friends and I created a group dedicated to promote the use of bicycle in our chaotic city, we call ourselves The Dissidents, since we PROACTIVELY challenge society to reduce the use of cars and switch to a more eco-friendly transportation. In this group we bring urban cycling closer to regular people and encourage them to incorporate the use of bicycles in their daily activities, for which every week we organize a night ride across the city gathering up to 500 people every time, such as housewives, children, elder people. We also have a partnership with other group with which every Sunday morning we take blind people out for a ride on tandem bicycles, so they can also become a part of the cycling movement and experience. One of our main activities is to get involved with important social entities such as the Red Cross, the Police Department and the Fire Department to encourage, increase and reinforce the use bicycles as an immediate response gear in cities with unbelievable traffic problems such as ours. This past month we got together with a bunch of high schools to discuss the possibility of incorporating a cycling club to the after-school activities in which the kids will be involved in many activities regarding urban cycling, rides, safety and bike repair/ maintenance workshops, and also first aid workshops provided by our friends from the Red Cross (in this way we create a network with the people we collaborate with). We plan to extend this program to as many high schools as possible. An idea emerge as a consequence of all these activities, which is to lobby and ask (in first instance) our local government to create some kind of law that makes mandatory for every workplace to provide bicycle parking spaces, since we believe that the more accessible and bike friendly the cities become, the more cyclists there will be. With all these activities we, the Dissidents, make an effort to make every day Earth’s Day, not only individually but collectively.

  31. wiredpsyche April 28, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    For me it is reducing paper clutter this year. I keep lots of paper, still get my statements in the mail and am guilty of printing things out to read. Now that I have a laptop and a sheet-feeding scanner, I’m actively working to go completely paper free.

  32. CS April 28, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Re-purpose my clothes! I have a whole pile that needs some love, and friends with a sewing machine.

  33. samcls04 April 28, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    I have a three step plan for a green year:

    1. No flatulence until 6. What am I but a gas station? Do your part people.

    2. Look sexy on my bike and the bus. That way people can say “damn…I want to be like that.” A hot new Linus would help there!

    3. Continue my commitment to vegetarianism, recycling, sustainable transportation, and energy conservation.

  34. willhall1 April 28, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    I’m going to work green from a couple of angles. Outside the home, I’m shooting to eliminate noise pollution and small engine emissions by doing all yard work manually. Inside, plastic bags & containers are going to be replaced with glass containers and we’re going to use 1/2 water – which means flushing less often and changing the flow during showers (high pressure for rinse only). The kids are going to be challenged whenever they toss something away – is it ready for the trash/recycle?, can it become a rag before it gets chucked, and where does it end up?

    Riding bikes for errands and sports games, walking to town andtaking it easy on everything.

  35. bebenciuki April 28, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    I ride my old lovely bike every day, I try not to consume anything more than I need, I grow my own spices in my balcony, try to throw away as less as possible, not buy anything unnecessary.
    and lately I took waste sorting more seriously than ever (sadly it is not very popular in Lithuania). now I sort aluminum cans, paper, plastic, glass, steel (when I have any) I feel really better, because now I know that everything I throw away will live a second life and won’t contaminate our Mother Earth.
    I would like to give this bike to my sister (she is not very green) and hope that one more person will choose bike instead of a car.

    p.s. small step for a man but a huge step for humanity ;)

  36. isntlifejuicy April 28, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Everyday is Earth Day when you turn off auto-pilot and switch on your intention. You will remember your canvas bag more, you will turn off lights and unplug appliances, you will make time to plant the garden. You will make a lot of little changes that add up to a BIG impact!!!

  37. creative_conquest April 28, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I will continue my long-standing resolution to advocate for greener solutions, in particular in the area of green fuel sources. And also green transportation alternatives.

  38. Nick Danger April 28, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Wow – I actually made a lot of Earth Day resolutions this year. Two of them were to buy less stuff and to bike more – so winning this bike would help with both. My previous bike was stolen, and I’ve been trying to find the time to go to the Bike Kitchen here in San Francisco to build myself a new one – reducing, reusing, recycling (no pun intended, but it’s a good one). But what with work, looking for work, kids, gardening, etc., it is hard to find that time… So hook me up.
    The other Earth Day resolutions I made all had to do with food – doing more gardening, putting in kitchen gardens for a couple of friends, putting some thought into the meat that I eat, that sort of thing…
    It’s going to be a good year.

  39. bona April 28, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    I`ll get a cheaper and less beautiful bike, if I don`t win, of course!:)

  40. jacoblov April 28, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    As a stay-at-home dad, I resolve to use a bike trailer to take my daughter everywhere in town. I want her to grow up without an addiction to the automobile. All of us can magnify our influence by setting a sustainable example for kids.

    Besides riding a bike is the best part of my day!

  41. cmaosrstaonndra April 28, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    3:39pm post of April 28 was not sufficient to properly explain my resolution. Second attempt:

    I’m not going to buy anything new: clothes, furniture, coffee mugs, electronics, birthday presents, etc.

    But, there are some essentials that cannot really be bought second-hand: food, drink, toiletries, electricity, etc. So, what to do?
    Buy food and drink that is local and in season whenever possible.
    Buy organic when I can afford it, and always fair trade (because people matter too).
    Eat meat only minimally and only small fish.
    Buy toiletries (shampoo, soap, etc) that aren’t made from petrochemicals or other potentially harmful substances.
    Control how much electricity I use by using my computer less ofte.
    I walk everywhere already (but I could definitely use a bike sometimes).

    There’s probably things I’ve forgotten, but basically it all comes down to a conscious effort to tread lightly on the earth.

  42. taralcole April 28, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Ahoy

    I have started (and will continue) to reduce waste, volunteer at an organic roof-top garden, and spread the word of sustainability to promote awareness of a happy, green life. By winning a shiny, new bike, I plan to bike around town instead of driving.
    Thank you!

  43. dariley April 28, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    I make every day Earth Day because I choose not to own a car and rely solely on my bike for work and school. I’m currently an architecture student and my intention is to focus on sustainability for low-income and emergency relief housing. I make sure to recycle everything, including the material for my models. Everyday will be Earth Day in the future, but we must design it first.

  44. Japaranian April 28, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    My resolution is to have our office go paperless – from printing drawings, emails, memos, there is a TON of paper wasted. It IS recycled, but that’s no excuse not to go paperless. My office is also part of a government agency, and we should be leading the way in an effort to go paperless. If our own government isn’t leading the way to a greener future, then who is?

  45. cmaosrstaonndra April 28, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    I resolve not to buy anything new (except for food/drink I guess): clothes, furniture, coffee mugs, electronics, birthday presents, etc. Everything shall be second-hand.

  46. leslieadatto April 28, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    i’m all about inspiring new yorkers to plant their roofs!

  47. wing3924 April 28, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Always get info that school will never able to provide, love Inhabitat. Thank you for all the information that you give me and because of that i am able to design thing that is eco-friendly yet creative. thank you.

  48. tphreke April 28, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Keep it simple. Each day I enter the world, I aspire to learn something, anything, new about how to lead a cleaner, “greener,” more sustainable life. In turn I must strive to teach, or exchange, two new ways for every one previously acquired. Never be selfish with a good thing.

  49. rayd rayd April 28, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Obviously continue to leave a smaller personal footprint but to also carry this over into my work life. I have involved myself in the companies sustainability initiatives and as a product designer have stepped to the role of leading the despartment in this initiative. My most recent success was convincing the company to hire and now manage the sustainability analyst role.

  50. S3A3MIE April 28, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    I resolve to use less to-go containers when I eat out, to recycle aluminum, to buy less, think more and, as usual, ride nearly everywhere.

  51. amber8 April 28, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Our cars are not fuel efficient and I forget to recycle sometimes. It’s just easier to drive to places than walk. Mike turns every light on in the house. Together, we have a ridiculous amount of electronics plugged into every outlet in the house.

    But we had one shot, one crazy lump sum of good credit from years of saving, sacrificing, second-guessing. Old habits die hard, but we had enough to go all in on this one. I looked at population density maps, Mike looked at alternative transportation hubs. The requirements were simple: Bus/rail hub within 5. Grocery within 1 mile. An active community and successful farmers market within blocks. A repurposed home, a repurposed life.

    Mike and I chose to move away from urban sprawl this month. The high density of our area makes parking impossible so my car hasn’t moved in a while. Within 3 miles we have access to schools, churches, transit hubs, grocery, farmer’s markets, activity centers, entertainment, shopping, parks, and museums. Family and friends can achieve the impossible and not need a car to visit. My transportation bonus from my scholarship has gone to energy efficient appliances. Living in car-oriented southern California is not as car oriented for us anymore and is truly possible with proper site analysis.

    My only wish – more comfortable handlebars for our one-bike home and for Mike to turn off the darn lights.

  52. savethewhales376 April 28, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    I have been trying to live more sustainably for quite awhile now but soon I will be moving out of my energy draining residence hall and getting an apartment. My resolution is moving my sustainablity with me where I will have more control. I have already vowed to unplug when not in use, to never have a paper towel or paper napkin, to keep my thermostat at a greener level (I’m from FL so this may be hard), reducing consumption/ buying greener more sustainable products whenever I absolutely have to buy something.
    I’m dedicated to living a more sustainable lifestyle and helping those around me take small steps to make their lives more eco-friendly as well.

  53. akbright April 28, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    I have resolved to consume less, not only with eating, but also with not buying so much “stuff”. Having more things, in every size and color, will not make me a happier person :)

  54. neni April 28, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    “Going back to a simpler life is not a step backward”-Yvon Chouinard.

  55. shellthebell April 28, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    For the past few months I’ve really been convicted of the amount of waste I produce! My resolution is to pay attention to what I consume, i.e.: how it’s packaged, where it’s from, who manufactured it, how it’s manufactured, can I recycle/upcycle it when I’m finished, DO I NEED IT, etc. Then I want to take a step further and educate people around me on how I’m becoming more conscious and careful of my consumerism (eww, yucky word).

  56. Justin.f April 28, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    My Earth Day resolution is to begin riding this gorgeous Linus bike to my new job as social media director for Be Green Packaging, an Earth-friendly company making fully compostable and recyclable food and industrial packaging.

    Two birds with one stone! It’s so perfect it’s almost scary…

  57. rubytom April 28, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    I only have a bicycle since the car got stolen

  58. abhishekduggal April 28, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    I’ll swap the carbon-spewing cars for this stylish and eco-friendly bike that Linus is offering whenever I can!

  59. ineo April 28, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Well, mine is simple, and I’ve been meaning to do it for a while- get a reusable water bottle (yes, way late, I know!). I just got one, and it is made glass and is just totally awesome- not only am I using less plastic but I’m drinking more water! Now I can go places with my new bottle (Hopefully on a new bike too!)

  60. sacredbirth April 28, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    i already treat every day like it’s earth day!!! i’m a raw vegan, so i use much less electricity/fire for cooking (a ton of the carbon in the atmosphere is from cooking fires around the world) than does a person on any sort of conventional diet (whether it’s SAD, vegetarian or even vegan). I’m working on starting a compost heap with all of the food waste i produce (tons of banana and mango peels!) for the huge garden we’re creating at our new house (a commune of sorts!)

    i’ve been in the market for a bike (so we don’t have to buy another car- we already have a honda insight 2010 hybrid), but even the ones on craigslist are too expensive for our budget right now. please please please help our mobilization situation out!!!

  61. kielts April 28, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    My resolution is to teach 6 more people how to plant and maintain an organic home garden. I taught 5 last year.

    I could definitely use the bike. My commuter bike was stolen from my garage on Saturday. :-(

  62. amy chapman April 28, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    I buy new things as seldom as possible. I shop at consignment stores, thrift stores, flea markets and yard sales. I have cut my driving in half, buy all books and magazines on Kindle, have a home garden and compost and conserve energy in my appliances. But the main thing I do is support worldwide birth control through charities like Population Matters (http://populationmatters.org/about/).

  63. eugeniae April 28, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    i resolve to participate in rooftop gardening, cease the use of plastic bottles, and support/appreciate every green revolution (like while riding the Linus!)

  64. gamsnc April 28, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    I will be building a green home that will require zero exterior maintenance for 20 years and reduce my utilities by 75% by using a combo of solar heat and solar power.

  65. cdarchitect April 28, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Ride to work whenever weather permits. (actually have convinced my boss to join in the effort and ride or walk to work as well) my boyfriend has been riding to work for as long as i’ve known him and is serving as our inspiration.

  66. dberlekamp April 28, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    to be more sustainable, i’m planning on biking more miles than i’ll drive.

  67. alessandra taccia April 28, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    I recycle, I up-cycle and please let me by-cycle too!
    My life resolution is to build an eco sustainable home.

  68. bakergeek April 28, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    This year I am cutting back on food waste, it has meant an adjustment in our shopping habits and things like that but we are off to a good start and I’m sure it will only get better from here. I was inspired when I heard how much food is wasted in the US.

  69. mollmc April 28, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Our family pledge: eat even more veggies, stop using toxic chemical cleaners, use our feet more & public transportation, get outside everyday, smell flowers and go barefoot in the grass, continue using cloth diapers and earth friendly soaps on our babies, grow our own food, compost and learn to love worms, support legislation and politicians that are working for the greater good of humanity and the environment.

  70. NWHomesteader April 28, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    I am trying to switch to conscientious buying. I want to try to buy only within 100 miles of origin and eat seasonally!

  71. mafranzetti10 April 28, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    I am a simple girl making simple changes. I am in awe of some of the amazing changes the other people have made/are making. But, I represent the average American and I am trying to navigate through life changes to live the way I know I should be living. I have started with small changes such as ditching disposable bottles (easy fix), next we switched to glass containers (turned out to be harder than I thought), and most recently I have done away with paper towels and napkins in our household (big change, big results!).

    My steps are getting bigger and I am ready for the leap of ditching the car! Scary!! I am also about to relocate to the Big Apple and frankly need all the help I can get to continue making my life changes.

    When I arrive in NYC I am going to keep a blog for the year about living sustainable in the city. I know it will be something all demographics could relate to! This bike would be such a wonderful encouragement and excellent chapter in the new life I am about to start!
    Thank you! -Michelle

  72. rachel maley April 28, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    I commit to not using any plastic bags for grocery shopping

  73. jhc April 28, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Dear Inhabitat,

    I vow to keep the city of portland much safer if I’m riding a bike instead of a car, since I’m god awful at driving (i hit a parked car before my driving test). Yay pick me!

    Love and Puppies,

    JC

  74. recycle me April 28, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Knowing that EARTH DAY IS EVERYDAY, I vow to preserve the world for future generations, to enjoy the same green and blue earth that provides me joy each day I’m outside living life. For the world is a living being, just as ourselves, we must do our individual part in keeping the world a sustainable and reusable home (i.e. I will pass this bike down to my future generations to come ;)

  75. canis l. dingo April 28, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    resolution to start composting on our little balcony to feed our little garden on said balcony.

  76. bibanon1 April 28, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    We plan on eating as locally as possible (out of our backyard garden!) and using more reusuable containers and trying to limit the amount of packaging we take into our household. (ie. buying more bulk items)

  77. yaweneep April 28, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I will join a CSA and volunteer at an urban rooftop garden! Though I am a vegan I know it’s not enough – I would like to get to know the source of my veggies too.

  78. thehilker April 28, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    more compost and more running & riding my bike!

  79. Ellen Sokolow April 28, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Well, Inhabitatians! My grandparents were among the original recyclers. they never wasted anything, never bought anything that wasn’t useful or for mutual pleasure and enjoyment and in the summers, ate food from their garden (organic of course).
    I’ve done the same most of my life and am in the stage now of doing more education and outreach for our local community and further, thru social media, farmers markets, etc. My partner and I are starting a berry farm for health giving immune system boosting berries like elderberry and black current. We are also growing medicinal herbs and organic veggies for neighbors. In the past months we reduced our electrical usage by about 20% and still enjoy a very comfortable life! We have music, movies, a food processor and a washing machine…and are using less electricity.
    this year we will continue to reduce our power usage while boosting our internal power and look forward to sharing that with more of our neighbors, near and far.

  80. the bystander the bystander April 28, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Hi Inhabitat!
    Earth Day IS everyday! But this year I resolve to eat less meat, use even more of my legs, and go out more (enjoy the nature!). However, my real goal is more long term: as a budding designer I will be focusing on learning sustainability, to one day make an impact that last.

  81. erinjoan April 28, 2011 at 9:52 am

    No more plastic bags! I’ve put a reusable bag into every purse I own so I’ll never forget.

  82. linus April 28, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Look here my alias is Linus and that nike has my name on it. Been a vegetarian for 34 years – my wife 19. We re-use plastic water Bottles, recycle lots and reuse plastic bags, I use them to pick up rubbish and dog pooh on the Beach (daily excercise with the dog). Use wet paper and cardboard under mulch in the garden as a weed barrier and the big plan now is to expand the vegie garden and get more fruit trees to green up our lives even more and to have a vegie patch for the Kids.

  83. JGraham April 28, 2011 at 9:34 am

    One of my greatest joys is teaching my two young children that taking care of our Earth is not only needed, but a rewarding feeling as well. My 3 year old is so excited when she recycles something!

  84. Mary Stmm April 28, 2011 at 1:36 am

    My resolution would be to help introduce the concept of Earth day and the beauty of this precious resource to kids, teens, adults, seniors. I could start on my bicycle and begin there. Ever time we raise awareness we make one person think about that plastic bottle, that plastic bag, what they are eating and breathing. What oil companies are doing to our natural habitat and magnificent innocent creatures when they do not take care of business and destroy natural ecosystems through mistakes or carelessness. And this begins on a bicycle….I have always been happiest on a bicycle and respect cultures who use a bicyle as a major form of transportation. I hope I win…I really do…..it’s a long story

  85. Hemp_Bike April 27, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Parenting brings special green responsibility. The patterns we set will extend beyond our own lifetimes. The area that will get my particular focus this year is recreation. Where other families are off-road motorcycling on the weekend, we are pedal cycling. When others are water skiing and churning the water with their jet skis we are paddling our kayaks. When others fly powered model aircraft we fly kites. I am already teaching the children road cycling awareness & safety. Over the winter, in preparation for spring I’ll be making bike trailers so we can pedal our kayaks to the lake. The Linus would be a perfect replacement for our oldest adult bike, which is a rather tragic example.

  86. maloreehamel April 27, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Something I have started to do is collect all the medicine caps from local hospitals (as these always get thrown away) and have been recycling them into creative badges that all the nurses can wear. I know this is something really simple concept, but every step makes an impact in this place we call home (Earth). I would love to win a Linus bike because my bike was stolen and found a year later in front of random buildings all beat up and rusted over. I would love to have a bike that I can take places and travel and have new adventures. Ever since I have heard of linus bikes I have fallen in Love with them!

  87. smc50118 smc50118 April 27, 2011 at 11:41 am

    I’m driving less and (hopefully) biking more.

  88. LisaD April 26, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    for this year i plan to of course continue to recycle and since i am an artist i want to really use materials that people would call trash and reuse them to make my art. i plan to start riding my bike and get my friends involved so we can make more people want to join this ride.

  89. grnrandi April 26, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    I am resolved to be aware of, if not fully adopt the indigenous sensibility of reciprocity. I have a responsibility to this earth and pledge to scratch its back for as long as it scratches mine.

  90. anf April 26, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    i did my spring clean up in my house, with my husband, and got rid of everything we did not wear or use. We gave it to a ngo that sells that back to be able to give back food and services to those in need, because they can’t afford it.

    From now on I will not spend so much on things i do not need, and do the spring clean up with my niece and nefews so they learn the importance of living with the basic needs without over consuming.

  91. RJ Rinsuk Knarf April 26, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    new bikes own

  92. czavesky April 26, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Since I already ride my bike to work every day (in MIAMI!) and I do NOT own a car, I plan on sprinkling my coffee grounds from my morning joe into the garden! Yes.. Its the little things!

    I would gift this bike to my neighbor.

  93. Hnatme April 26, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I am going to use this bike as my principal mode of transportation. Errands, shopping, exercise. It is the answer to all

  94. GreenIsGood April 26, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    I “Like” you, Inhabitat, so please “bike” me! I always enjoy reading about new green design and technology here – keep up the good work!

  95. LauraMayer83 April 26, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    I’ll be honest, I’m not doing anything nearly as spectacular as most people here. I’m your average recycler, keeping a recycle box in our kitchen that we use daily, I use reusable bags at the grocery store, carry my own water bottle and take public transportation most days. I belong to freecycle and try to look there before making any new purchases and I buy natural cleaning products. See? Average green person…:-)

  96. evangeer April 26, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    I am enrolling in graduate school for environmental engineering this coming fall. I am typically an all weather bike commuter, but my bike, an old 1970′s steel frame road bike, really is on its last leg. I have had it for over fifteen years, and in that time the frame has had to be bent back into place twice. I bought a new bike a while back, but was stolen when I moved to Portland, lending me only two years of service. The Linus bike, looks like it would service well as an all season commuter with it’s casual handle bars, nice looking fenders and good size paniers!

    Secondly, I organize yearly 3 to 4 day bike trips for a small group. My green resolution for this year is to have the riders gain sponsorship for the ride so that we can raise money for an environmental or cycling non-profit organization. You can check out our website at ritmociclo.com. It is still a work in progress, but you can get the gist of what we are about. The bike and paniers would certainly come in handy on these rides as well as my commute.

    Thanks for this opportunity!

  97. Veinberg April 26, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Howdy Inhabitat,

    On Earth day there is much to make whoopee!

    First of all cheers, chants and yells to our Mother Earth!
    Secondly dear friend of mine is born on 22th April. A man of nature! April was his first vegan month, so cheers for that too.

    Lately I am inspired by one advertising campaign. They´re asking people like you to Think Outside the Bottle by pledging to opt for tap over bottled water.

    Blood donation is also very important topic for me, so give blood! Why not to do that in April?

    I hope everybody´s enjoying their bicycles. It´s spring in Estonia and I see already a lot of bikes in my hometown called Tallinn.

    Let it shine,
    Kris

  98. Veinberg April 26, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Howdy Inhabitat,

    On Earth day there is much to make whoopee !

    First of all, cheers, chants and yells to our Mother Earth.
    Seconldy, dear friend of mine is born on 22th April. A man of nature ! Yeah, in April he had his first vegan month, so cheers for that too.

    Lately I am inspired by one advertising campaign.They´re asking people like you to Think Outside the Bottle by pledging to opt for tap over bottled water.
    The water is blue and I am green !

    Also very important topic for me is blood donation, so give blood. Why not in April?

    I hope that everybody´s enjoying their bicycle. It´s early spring in Estonia and I see already a lot of cycling around my hometown called Tallinn.

    Let it shine,
    Kris

  99. Lyle Solla-Yates April 26, 2011 at 11:32 am

    I resolve to focus more on advocating and educating on sustainable policies that make green living a reality.

  100. bbjk April 26, 2011 at 9:36 am

    My Earth Year resolution is to become greener and convince others that we can make a change. My love for green design and being good to our beautiful earth started my first year in college after reading Cradle to Cradle. I stopped using plastic bags, I separate the garbage, grow some vegetables and shop for local produce and for items that are better for the environment, and these are some of the changes I made. Now, as an interior designer I absolutely care for our earth and I am hoping to make a difference with my designs. I have couple goals for this year I would love to achieve. Number one, I am starting a recycling plan at my current job, because unfortunately the small company doesn’t have one. Number two, my parents are moving out of the country and I am remodeling the old house into an environmental friendly cozy home. Number three is to continue my sustainable design education and eventually getting LEED certified to become a better designer for myself but mostly for the EARTH!

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